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Nursing students' evolving professional values: Capturing their journey through co-operative inquiry.

White, S., Tait, D. and Scammell, J., 2021. Nursing students' evolving professional values: Capturing their journey through co-operative inquiry. Nurse Education in Practice, 54 (July), 103117.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2021.103117


AIM/OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND: Despite a worldwide emphasis in nursing codes of practice that state nurses must uphold professional values to be caring and compassionate, evidence continues to emerge of poor-quality care standards. Existing literature attests to a tendency to deteriorating caring values as students' progress through their nursing programme. In response, one university in England exposed pre-registration nursing students to a values-based curriculum which embedded Todres et al.'s (2009) Humanising Values Framework. DESIGN AND METHODS: This paper describes the later stages of a co-operative inquiry, where students as participants explore their evolving values around person-centred approaches to care as they engaged with clinical practice. Data were collected between 2013 and 2016. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Findings reveal how students developed their confidence and resilience in the face of situations that challenged their value base by internalising a humanised approach to care. They demonstrated this in practice by using problem-based coping strategies, peer and mentor support. Engagement with a curriculum based on humanistic philosophy encouraged students as participants to feel confident in the practice of person-centred care.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cooperative inquiry ; Humanising care ; Nursing students ; Person-centred care ; Values
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:35837
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:26 Jul 2021 15:16
Last Modified:09 Jun 2022 01:08


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